One of the wonderful little girls in our lives – aged three and giving the camera a fleeting look.  9 Sept 2012.

I suppose this is high key mistiness – good old Minimalist “less is more” maybe – and I want to try more images in this vein.

I’ve used the Antique Plate II preset in SEP2 as a starting point, and converted its rectangular vignette to a circular one.  Her eyes were a little too sharp – that 105mm is really something else! – so I’ve reduced their structure and added a little blur.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: D700 with 105mm Nikkor lens; 6400 ISO; converted to mono in Silver Efex Pro 2.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. Helen Cherry says:

    What a beautiful soft image which is so right for the subject. her eyes are remarkable


  2. krikitarts says:

    I remember this, and the eyes still have it!


  3. bluebrightly says:

    Perfect, Adrian, just perfect. You have quite a nice portfolio of portraits of her, don’t you?


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Lynn, thank you! Yes, she’s one of the two daughter’s of my closest friend, and I’ve known them all their lives – and they have enriched my life! Don’t get to see them so much now, and of course covid has only exacerbated that.

      Her ambition in life is to be an astronaut, space fascinates her, and I’ve given her my collection of meteorites – that were given to me, as a young boy – wait for it! – by my hairdresser – well who else????? 🙂 🙂 🙂


  4. This photo is beautiful, bud. I love whatever photographic magic you applied.

    ❤️ XXXATPXXX ❤️


  5. The eyes have it. Wow, if you had to reduce their structure and add a little blur, I can’t imagine what the original looked like. I admire your choice of high key. I thoroughly agree.


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